Self Care Saturday: sometimes taking care of yourself is a long, winding road. We get it. Sometimes, it even feels like you have to move mountains and you don’t know where to start. Taking a few minutes to yourself, can be a great start. Try it, let us know how you feel, we promise it’ll be rewarding.
Tag someone who you would love to give a hug right now 🤗 .
Hugs are healing.
Hugs are a beautiful way of saying “you matter to me”.
Love hugging people and not just superficial hugs, but a yummy hug, where you just close your eyes for at least 10-15 seconds and you sync with the breathe of the person you are hugging! 2-3 breaths together and that’s when you start feeling the real connection!
I feel a different dimension of oneness with people the most while hugging them.
Have you given a juicy, yummy hug to anyone today?! If no, what are you waiting for? Go give hugs, your hugs have healing power or tag here if they are away ❤️ .
🌱This breathing exercise is a natural tranquilizer for the nervous system. Unlike tranquilizing drugs, which are often effective when you first take them but then lose their power over time, this exercise is subtle when you first try it, but gains in power with repetition and practice. Once you develop this technique by practicing it every day, it will be a very useful tool that you will always have with you. Use it whenever anything upsetting happens – before you react. Use it whenever you are aware of internal tension or stress. Use it to help you fall asleep. Everyone can benefit from it. Hopefully this works for you 😊
The 4-7-8 breathing exercise:Place the tip of your tongue against the ridge of tissue just behind your upper front teeth, and keep it there through the entire exercise. You will be exhaling through your mouth around your tongue; try pursing your lips slightly if this seems awkward.
* Exhale completely through your mouth, making a whoosh sound.
* Close your mouth and inhale quietly through your nose to a mental count of four.
* Hold your breath for a count of seven.
* Exhale completely through your mouth, making a whoosh sound to a count of eight.
* This is one breath. Now inhale again and repeat the cycle three more times for a total of four breaths.✨
It’s been a long time since I felt like I had a good cry, a release, in Yoga. My body has just been clinging onto whatever it is that it doesn’t want to let go of. •
In class tonight I finally felt as though things were starting to shed more and more and I was able to have a release. However, not having eaten all day because I got so busy, I let my brain run me around and I lost the connection to my body, which I have been working so hard to stay in tune with.
I realized tonight in my practice how much of a transformation my life has been these last 5 years. I realized that I haven’t really taken the time to stop and slow down, and life just keeps whipping me in the face but I just keep whipping right back and I keep going and going and going, and I stand tall and proud and powerful. But you know what, sometimes I crumble too. •
This last week has been a big part of that journey. It’s the storm and the sunsets and the eclipses all rolling in at once, beautiful, but overwhelming.
And I had forgotten how much of an empath I am and it has been a real challenge for me this week. In my teaching and in my relationships. •
If you’re not sure what an Empath is, I can describe myself a little in hopes that you will understand and perhaps relate. •
I can, and have, for a long time, even as far back as 5 years old, been able to absorb other peoples emotions and sometimes physical symptoms because I am so very sensitive. I filter the world though my intuition and more and more I feel as though I have a difficult time intellectualizing my feelings. It has become a real frustration for me.
(To understand me a bit more head to my website to read my latest blog post at www.restivoyoga.com)
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So I'll let it rain
'Cause the rain ain't gonna hurt me
And I'll let you go
Though I know it won't be easy
It's my turn
With no more room for lies
For years that I've seen my life
Through someone else's eyes, but now
To try and find my way
And if I should get lost
At least I'll own today...